Millions of Android users scammed in SMS fraud driven by Tik-Tok ads

Threat actors are using malicious Android apps to scam users into signing up for a bogus premium SMS subscription service, which results in big charges accruing on their phone bills.

These fake apps are advertised on TikTok and cover a wide range of categories including custom keyboards, QR code scanners and scam call blockers.

As soon as the apps are downloaded the users are prompted to enter their details, which then subscribes them to a premium SMS service, charging the user.

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